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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Saarland
District (Kreis) : Regionalverband Saarbrücken
Additions : 1909 Sankt Johann, Malstatt-Burbach; 1974 Altenkessel, Amt Brebach, Bischmisheim, Brebach-Fechingen (1959 Brebach, Fechingen), Bübingen, Dudweiler, Ensheim, Eschringen, Gersweiler, Güdingen, Klarenthal, Schafbrücke, Scheidt,
The arms were granted in 1909 after the merger of the three cities to new Saarbrücken.
The lion is the lion of Nassau-Saarbrücken, the county of which the city was the capital. The origin of the bordure I don't know. The rose is the old symbol for St. Johann and, combined with the lion, was used on the common seals of Saarbrücken and St. Johann since 1462. The miners tools were taken from the arms of Malstatt-Burbach.
The above arms are the smaller arms of the city, which are also used in daily life. The large arms show the Prussian eagle behind the shield, and holding the Royal scepter an orb (regalia) in his claws.
Seal from around 1900
Seal from around 1920
The large arms as granted in 1909
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms on a 1960s matchox label
The arms in the Abadie albums
The previous arms of the city showed only the lion in the bordure as can be seen from the images below from around 1900.